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22seven: all grown up

22seven is no longer in beta. It will offer users a 30-day free trial, after which the service will cost R70/month. There is no contractual commitment and users can opt out at any time. CEO Christo Davel says mobile applications are inevitable, but won’t commit to a timeline for their launch

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22seven hires tech journalist Simon Dingle

SA technology journalist Simon Dingle has been hired by Cape Town-based personal financial management start-up 22seven to head its product strategy and design team. Launched in January, 22seven is headed up by Christo Davel, the former CEO of now-defunct online bank 20twenty. Dingle will continue to write for Finweek magazine

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FNB opens up to 22seven

First National Bank (FNB) has become the first SA bank to allow personal financial management start-up 22seven access to its customers’ accounts, albeit on a limited basis. The move stands in stark contrast to FNB rival Absa, which has blocked 22seven — specifically its US technology partner Yodlee

Alistair Fairweather
Irrational behaviour

“You’re being irrational.” No one likes to hear those words. They are the verbal equivalent of a pat on the head. But, like it or not, we are fundamentally irrational beings. And the area in which we should be the most clear-headed, our personal finances, is usually

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It’s Absa vs 22seven as war of words erupts

Online personal financial management start-up 22seven on Wednesday accused Absa of blocking its US technology partner Yodlee from accessing users’ Internet bank accounts. Absa confirms it has blocked the service and on Wednesday defended its decision in an interview with TechCentral. 22seven has provoked

Duncan McLeod
The problem with 22seven

Christo Davel, former head of now-defunct online bank 20twenty, sparked intense debate and provoked security warnings from local banks last week when he took the wraps off his new venture, personal financial management website 22seven. The start-up got itself noticed. But is the service safe to use?

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Banks train their guns on start-up 22seven

Financial management website 22seven has been live for just a day and already it’s facing its first serious challenge. Some of SA’s big banks have begun warning their customers not to provide their banking login details to the service, which aggregates users’ financial information to give them a graphics-rich picture of their income and spending

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22seven: Nedbank, Standard Bank weigh in

Standard Bank and Nedbank have finally offered their opinions on online personal financial management (PFM) start-up 22seven, which has been garnering an enormous amount of attention and controversy from banks and consumers alike since launching on Thursday. Absa and First National Bank have both weighed in

Podcasts
TalkCentral: Episode 59 – ‘Bank backlash’

The raging controversy around new personal financial management website 22seven and the reaction from local banks form the cornerstone of this week’s episode of the TalkCentral podcast, hosted by TechCentral editor Duncan McLeod and senior journalist Craig Wilson. We ask whether 22seven

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‘Why it’s safe to use 22seven’

Yesterday, a new personal financial management service called 22seven was launched in SA. It allows you to track your personal spending and savings with tools for financial planning. The interface is slick and the intention of the developers, who I have spent some time in conversation with, is to make